Issues 71-80 Bring Back Stacked Resumes
The Richland 200 breaks into the Top 80 and the talent starts to get serious.
Many of the names in numbers 71-80 have what it takes to become All-Ohioans in 2022-23. Let’s look at our next list of names.
80: Mason Turnbaugh, Ont.
As a rookie, Turnbaugh burst onto the wrestling scene easily winning the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Championship by 132 pounds and he also led the Warriors to the Tag Team Championship. He followed that to become a district qualifier with a 2-2 record to end his season. He finished 41-10 and comes back with a bunch of expectations that he’s sure to deliver with another three years of struggle to go.
79: Noah Stuart, Crestview
The Cougars had an offensive line that was mean and mean in the trenches and right up front with Stuart. He anchored an offensive line that got the Cougars running for 3,087 as they finished the year 12-1 making a deep run in the playoffs. Stuart also said in the shot put during the track and field season and back as a senior, he will be excited and eager to show everyone what he has on the grill and on the track.
78: Connor Hauger, Clear Fork
As a second-team All-District and first-team All-Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference player last year, Hauger helped the Colts go 11-8 in football. As a sophomore, Hauger splits his time between forward and midfield and will likely do so again this fall as the Colts need an athletic guy with speed to control the tempo. Hauger’s name is written on it.
77: Emily Nolan, Madison
Nolan has established herself as one of the best center players in Richland County. Her glove was where doubles would die and she even played home plate averaging .320 with 24 hits, 10 RBIs and 18 runs scored. She became a slap hitter before last season and earned All-Northwest District Honorable Mention and All-Ohio Cardinal Conference second-team honors. She will be back for her junior season with the goal of bringing the Rams back to the regional tournament.
76: Victor Skoog, Clear Fork
Skoog burst onto the football scene last season as a quarterback for the Colts. All he did was throw for 1,540 yards and 18 touchdowns while running for 485 yards and seven other scores. He earned an honorable mention in the All-Mansfield News Journal honors while recording 39 tackles on defense. The Colts are always teeming with young talent and with Skoog bringing experience back to one of the most important positions, watch out for the Colts in 2022.
75: Madi Basilone, Lexington
Basilone is one of the most charismatic athletes in all of Richland County. In volleyball, she was a third-team All-District 6 and a first-team All-Ohio Cardinal Conference player. In basketball, she earned All-District 6 Honorable Mention and All-Ohio Cardinal Conference Honorable Mention. But she was a first team when it came to having fun, smiling and enjoying the game. She has a knack for backing up her fun attitude and her Christmas sock game is second to none.
74: Owen Roth, Lexington
Roth finished 19th among the top divers in the state last season after finishing his sophomore year with a score of 201.50 at the state meet. He may not have made it to the finals with a chance of earning an all-Ohio spot, but Roth showed just how bright the future of diving in Lexington is. He still has two years to continue improving what he has already established. .
73: Jordan Beireis, Lexington
Last season, Beireis earned All-Northwest District second-team honors and All-Ohio Cardinal Conference honorable mention after doing a bit of everything for the Minutemen. On defense, he recorded 50 tackles, five for a loss, with a sack and a forced fumble. On offense, he rushed for 177 yards and three touchdowns while active in the passing game and return kicks. The Minutemen are going to need everything they can get from Beireis this season.
72: Emma Aumend, Crestview
Last football season, Aumend’s fierce defense helped the Cougars post an 11-3-3 record as they earned Second-Team All-District and First-Team All-Mid honors. Buckeye Conference. She scored a goal, but her bread and butter is on the defensive side of the field as she has always been one of the best defenders in all of Richland County. She is also a basketball player and on-track contributor. In hoop, she earned honorable mention All-Northwest District, All-District 6 first team and All-Firelands Conference first team during the 2021-22 season.
71: Return of Makenzie, Plymouth
As a junior, Back had some of the most dominant throwing performances in Richland County and everyone took notice. She earned All-Northwest District honorable mention and All-Firelands Conference first-team honors after posting a 2.28 ERA with 218 strikeouts in 132 innings. With Back back, the Big Reds must be considered among the favorites to win the 2023 Firelands Conference Championship.